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[quote] On 10-09-2006 12:34, Foddy wrote: [quote]What exactly constitutes a lower level of service?[/quote] Well, for example, it's currently running on a server with two power supplies, resilient disks, etc. It's also on the end of an expensive Internet connection with plenty of uncontended bandwidth at a commercial data centre (high-availability power, air-conditioning, etc.) Best still, as I work in the industry, we don't pay anywhere near the full price for this. It's run like this to ensure the best service, minimal lag and highest security. But, given the current usage, it could equally run on a desktop sitting on the end of an ADSL line. This would be a lot cheaper, but would be more prone to failures, power cuts, packet loss & lag and access to the website affecting speed of the game. Of course, there are plenty of options between the two, but that's the sort of thing I meant. In addition, event prizes would have to be cut, but this would be a good opportunity for players to sponsor the game directly. [/quote]
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